There are reasons to fight terrorism
In Lynn Matt's letter to the editor (11/23) he stated that, "America will not win the war on terrorism, because there is no terrorism."

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Photo: Sampling the goods
Patti Olson, right, and her daughter Shawna sample a variety of the Alaskan Soap Company's scented candles Saturday at the Public Market at Centennial Hall.

Photo: Douglas lights up
Juneau mayor Bruce Botelho threw the switch to light The Douglas Community tree Friday between Waterwheel Plaza and Douglas Community United Methodist Church.

Grief during the holidays
The holiday season can be a tough time for those who have recently lost a loved one, but planning how to spend the holidays can make the experience less upsetting, according to bereavement specialists.

Hospital apologizes for error in McClinton death
A former Juneau resident who underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm was mistakenly injected with a highly toxic antiseptic solution and died, hospital officials have admitted.

Power shoppers hit Juneau
Juneau resident Dan Johnson described himself as a "pack mule" Friday afternoon while holding a shopping bag at the Public Market and waiting for his wife and daughter.

Photo: Urban birds
City gulls rest atop a downtown rooftop last week.

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers.

James 'Jim' Charles Metlicka
Lifetime Juneau resident James Charles Metlicka, 30, died Nov. 20, 2004, out on the waters doing what he loved most.

F. Bruce Steadman
He was born June 26, 1948, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and his graduate degree at the University of Utah.

Melissa Athena Rogers
Longtime Juneau resident Melissa Athena Rogers, 31, died Oct. 24, 2004, at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Nicholas 'Nick' Arthur Mayer
Longtime Juneau resident Nicholas Arthur Mayer, 31, died Nov. 20, 2004, lost at sea near Horse Island.

Cartoon by Toe
Cartoon by Toe

Alaskan Editorial: Alaskans write their own history, required or not
While the state and local school boards debate whether to require a course in Alaska history, other Alaskans - and history - march off without them.

Snowboarders, once shunned, now coveted by the ski industry
Dressed in a yellow T-shirt despite bitter winter temperatures, Jon Raevsky sat atop Breckenridge Ski Resort watching fellow snowboarders ride steel rails instead of snow.

Indoor Range on target for opening in December
Juneau residents can squeeze off their first live shots at the new $1.9 million indoor shooting range in the Mendenhall Valley as early as Dec. 7.

A listing of outdoor events in town.

Nongame studies: Whales to warblers
Bowhead whales and boreal owls are among the wide range of research projects proposed for the upcoming year through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's nongame program.

Spurs blitz Jazz
The San Antonio Spurs' fast start didn't surprise Utah coach Jerry Sloan.

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Huskies win Great Alaska Shootout
Washington guard Nate Robinson was held seven points below his season average against No. 19 Alabama.

Nilsen sets golden goals
When Homer's Tela O'Donnell competed at the Summer Olympics last August, fellow Alaskans followed her progress in the Games' inaugural women's wrestling matches.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Sen. Ted Stevens chides FERC rule through legislation
Through legislation, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens chastised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a decision affecting Alaska refineries and major oil companies.

State's wolf-control program continues
Aerial hunters have claimed the first wolf kills of the season as Alaska officials renew predator-control efforts to boost moose and caribou populations.

Alaska women do well in pay, poorly in health
Alaska women average larger paychecks than women nationwide, but rank significantly lower for health and well-being, according to a new report.

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